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About Dr. Paul Teirstein

Dr. Paul Teirstein, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Jolla, CA. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Teirstein is affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Teirstein has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

21 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul Teirstein is Great. Dr. Paul Teirstein has been rated by 21 patients. From those 21 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul Teirstein is 4.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Scripps Green Hospital

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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Specialties

Dr. Paul Teirstein has the following 3 specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Interventional Cardiology

    An interventional cardiologist has the same training as a cardiologist and they're well-versed in all types of heart disease and how to diagnose heart problems. The difference is that interventional cardiologists have additional expertise and training on specific interventional treatments for heart disease, such as angioplasties and stents. These methods use catheterization, which reduces recovery time as well as scarring after surgery.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Paul Teirstein has the following 20 expertise

  • Balloon Angioplasty (Coronary Angioplasty)
  • Blood Clot (Thrombosis)
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Coronary Artery Angioplasty & Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Atherectomy
  • Coronary Disease
  • Coronary Restenosis
  • Coronary Stenosis
  • Coronary Thrombosis
  • Diabetes Complications
  • Embolism
  • Heart Catheterization
  • Heart Disease (Myocardial Ischemia)
  • Heart Diseases
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Pathologic Constriction
  • Vascular Graft Occlusion

Dr. Paul Teirstein has 3 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Paul Teirstein is Board Certified in 3 specialties

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Reviews

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"You need a new heart"

Over a year ago I was told I needed a heart replacement. There was nothing more my cardiologist could for me! I got a second opinion from my new cardiologist; he sent my records to Dr. Teirstein and was told that they were sure they could help me. I stalled as much as possible until the chest pain was too painful and much too frequent. What a positive experience with Dr. Teirstein and his staff. They put me at such ease and were so thoughtful to me. The procedure was very involved; cleared an attached vessel (99 percent blocked) place a stent as well. I am feeling better is to state it mildly. Thank you, to Dr. Teirstein and staff for all you have done for me. Best Christmas gift ever!

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It gets no better than these "Golden Hands"

20 yrs. ago Drs. here called my husband a dead man for refusing "open heart by-pass"-- a friend told us to see this Dr., and he has saved my husband's life over and over again, doing what no other Drs. are able to do-getting to the most difficult areas, he pioneered interventional cardiology, and still does. He is dedicated, skilled, and compassionate-I can't say enough good about him!!!

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Five Stars

Thank you Dr. Teirstein for fixing my valve and my arteries with stents and avoiding open heart surgery. It was a great experience to be able to actually watch my arteries being stented.

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Five Stars

Thank you for saving my Grand Ma"s life for the third time.You really are one of the best doctors in the world. Thank you Docter Teirstein

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A true "Miracle Worker"

Dr. Teirstein was able to stent a coronary artery that a previous cardiologist was unable to open. It is no wonder why other cardiologists refer patients to him. He is by far one of the best in the business .

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Teirstein is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Clinic
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • Green Hospital Of Scripps Clinic
  • Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Nyp-Columbia
  • NewYork-PresbyterianColumbia
  • Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego
  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of New York University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul Teirstein accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Scripps Green Hospital, 10666 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA

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